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Byram, Connecticut
Phebe Seaman House (1794), 170 Byram Road
Phebe Seaman House (1794), 170 Byram Road
Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
Country  United States
U.S. state  Connecticut
County Fairfield
NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
Region Western CT
Town Greenwich
Area
 • Total 0.861 sq mi (2.23 km2)
 • Land 0.798 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Water 0.063 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 4,146
 • Density 4,815/sq mi (1,859/km2)
Time zone Eastern
Area code(s) 203
FIPS code 09-10660
GNIS feature ID 2631559

Byram is a neighborhood/section and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Greenwich in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. It had a population of 4,146 at the 2010 census, and a census-estimated population of 4,216 in 2018. An endcap of Connecticut's Gold Coast, Byram is the southernmost point in the town of Greenwich and the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is separated from Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, by the Byram River. Byram was once known as East Port Chester.

History

The town of Greenwich is one political and taxing body, but consists of several distinct sections or neighborhoods, such as Banksville, Byram, Cos Cob, Glenville, Mianus, Old Greenwich, Riverside and Greenwich (sometimes referred to as central, or downtown, Greenwich). Of these neighborhoods, three (Cos Cob, Old Greenwich, and Riverside) have separate postal names and ZIP codes.

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Byram Fire Station, Greenwich Fire Station # 3

Byram Quarry, now closed, supplied stone for the Brooklyn Bridge, the base of the Statue of Liberty and St. Roch Church.

Culture

A scene from the movie The Good Shepherd was shot in Byram.

Places

Byram has three sites on the National Register of Historic Places:

  • Phebe Seaman House (1794), 170 Byram Road; built c. 1794
  • Thomas Lyon House — 1 Byram Road; built: c. 1695, listed: 1977
  • Byram School — Western Junior Highway; built: 1925, listed: 1990
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